The number of participants is limited to about 20.
This programme is aimed primarily at students after their third year of university studies in a scientific subject such as physics, chemistry, biology or any other field in which neutron or X-ray techniques play a role. Second and fourth-year students are also welcome to apply.
We expect you to have a thorough knowledge on an undergraduate level in the field of your studies, some at least basic notions in quantum mechanics, a broad interest in various fields of science, the ability to quickly learn, and to work in an international team on subjects and with techniques which may be new to you. No specific prior experience with the application of neutrons or x-rays is required to apply.
All participants must have a good proficiency of English, which is the language used throughout the course.
Please note that only undergraduate students (i.e., who have not yet completed their Master Degree at the starting date of the Undergraduate Summer Programme) are eligible for this programme. For those who seek a course at a later stage of their studies, during a phd-thesis or even later, there are other courses, which will be better adapted to your needs, and which are organized by various neutron and x-ray centers in Europe. We particularly recommend the Hercules course.